Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Update 2007

Since mid December, we have been at Isla Blanca Park at the very South end of South Padre Island. We are sitting on a small sliver of sand with the Laguna Madre in our front window and the Gulf of Mexico to our rear. Jake gets a nice walk up the beach and a romp on the sand dunes every morning His schedule allows his owners to view fantastic sunrises over the end of the jetty. Most days we get to ride our Trikes on the several miles of roads here in the park. Occasionally we venture up the boulevard but mostly stay right here in the park. Sometimes we take the Jeep up on the North beach and let Jake swim in the surf. We even tried a little surf fishing this year.

The ship channel passes right out our front window. We see shrimp boats, transport ships, tankers, amd huge drilling rigs pass by daily. It has been very interesting to google the names of vessels and see what they are and where they are going. We have seen a couple that were inroute to the scrap yard. We were able to determine their names from the Port of Brownsville web site, but the names had been sanded off and they were not flying a flag.

Two friends of ours came down this year and bought adjoining Sea Cottages out at Long Island Village. They have boat lifts and docks on the canal. Since they are avid fishermen, this is a great place for them. We considered it, but decided we like our MOBILE condo and our standing reservation at site S30 here at Isla Blanca.

All good things must come to an end. The spring breakers will be arriving in March, so we plan to be somewhere else...grins. Soon we will return to North East Texas to enjoy its beautiful spring.

We plan to start our summer sojourn in Creed Colorado....our jumping off point last year for our Alaska trip. Our plans are to visit fewer places this year and stay longer.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

1 comment:

Rod & Jean B. said...

Sounds like an enjoyable winter. What is in Creede for you we lived in CO for 20 yrs and son now in Longmont. Saw you like birds follow a blog of volunteers at Santa Ana Refuge near Alamo might want to give that a look see.

Safe travels and enjoy the new coach.